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March 8, 2019
    In her first job as a parole and probation agent in south Prince George’s County, Martha Danner got “bitten by the bug.” Armed with a   ...Learn more

A New Kind of Prison Gang Initiative

January 31, 2019
    When filmmakers finished using a Jessup Correctional Institution van a few years back, then Security Chief Allen Gang instructed an officer to thoroughly search   ...Learn more

Rutherford Announces $378 Million for Baltimore Prison Treatment Center

January 10, 2019
Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford Announces Funding for Opioid Crisis and Substance Use Disorder Services, New Commission Studying Mental and Behavioral Health Hogan Administration Increases Investments   ...Learn more

State Prisons Department Offers Sage Advice to the World

December 11, 2018
  Bill Sage travels the world, from Kosovo to Nigeria, explaining the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services vast intelligence gathering network that   ...Learn more

New Diet Gives Women Inmates ‘Lighter’ Sentence

July 31, 2018
  When Margaret Chippendale took over as warden at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women five years ago, she saw something jarring. “I was running into   ...Learn more

Texting Ability Gets Baltimore Accused to Court, Reduces Crime

May 24, 2018
Baltimore City Pretrial Services has partnered with vendor Code for America to launch ClientComm, a system reducing incarceration by providing texting capabilities between case   ...Learn more

Hogan Signs Tax Relief and Job Creation

May 15, 2018
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan was joined today by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch   ...Learn more

Correctional Officers Walk Path of Honor

May 7, 2018
> By day,the three correctional officers walk those charged with some of Baltimore’s most violent crimes through city jails. But later this month, the women   ...Learn more

Family in Prison Led Parole Agent into Corrections

March 1, 2018
> KaeShawn Stewart remembers being a teenager sitting on a bus stop bench at 2 a.m. in South Baltimore worrying about the whereabouts of   ...Learn more

Employee’s Book Uses Black History to Teach Violent Inmates Meditation

February 13, 2018
Department data analyst Cortez Rainey noticed a rise in violence at the former Baltimore City Detention Center and offered an unconventional way to combat   ...Learn more